What do people really think about the circular economy?

What do people really think about the circular economy?

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We are delighted to invite you to join us for a panel event and reception to launch a new Green Alliance report for the Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products (CIEMAP).

Resource efficiency is a major new tool for climate policy. But a successful transition to a low carbon, material efficient economy will only be possible if businesses and government design policies that people accept. The public overwhelmingly believes that society must use resources more wisely. But this broad backing does not mean there is support for all resource efficiency strategies: the public like some more than others.

Join us as we explore new research into which resource efficiency policies people currently like and which they don’t – and why – and what this means for the government, policy makers and businesses.

The research will be presented by Professor Nick Pidgeon from Cardiff University, who led the team that conducted the research, and Libby Peake, senior policy adviser on resources at Green Alliance. They will be joined by a panel of experts from industry, academia and the NGO community, in a session chaired by Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE, chair of the Committee on Climate Change’s Adaptation Sub-Committee.

Panellists will include:

  • Professor Jim Skea, Imperial College
  • Janet Gunter, co-founder of the Restart Project
  • Greg Lucas, circular & climate positive leader, IKEA